Antonio Conte has said that Bryan Gil ‘was born to play football’ and praised the winger for the improvements he has shown since arriving at Tottenham.

With Dejan Kulusevski joining Richarlison and Lucas Moura on the treatment table, Conte has had little choice but to throw Gil in at the deep end in the last two matches.

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The 21-year-old has certainly passed the test with flying colours and was one of Tottenham’s most dangerous players at Selhurst Park.

Gil set up Tottenham’s and Harry Kane’s second goal with a nicely weighted pass and was also heavily involved in the away side’s opener, as well as Son Heung-min’s goal in the 72nd minute.

Reports over recent weeks have indicated that Spurs are willing to loan out the Spaniard this month, with a whole host of La Liga clubs alleged to be showing interest in the player (Estadio Deportivo).

It remains to be seen whether the former Sevilla man’s display against the Eagles will change Conte’s mind, with the Spurs boss lavishing praise on the winger after the 4-0 win.

When asked if a performance such as the one yesterday was important for Gil’s confidence, the Italian told Football.London: “It was really important, you know about Bryan Gil we are talking about a player who was born to play football. He understands football quickly. 

“He’s so clever, so intelligent to understand the situation. Then you know this league is difficult because you have to be good in quality and be fast and to have good endurance and he has this type of quality.

“But at the same time, you have to be strong physically. I think compared to last season Gil is improving a lot also under this aspect. He has to become stronger physically. 

“I compared him to Bernardo Silva, at Manchester City, because in my opinion, they are really, really similar. He has to continue to work really strongly on the physical aspect because I repeat we are talking about a player with great quality.”

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A lot of Spurs fans were judging Gil quite harshly based on just a couple of cameos off the bench. The winger has shown over the last two games that he is capable of stepping up and delivering if Conte shows trust in him. 

However, despite his impressive display at Selhurst Park, I do expect Tottenham to loan the winger out this month as another attacking player looks likely to arrive through the door.

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